Great book, great author! Really enjoyed listening to him explore new areas and bring them to life for us in his unique way. Very inspiring to try new things for myself!
The whole thing. I liked how Pollan broke it up in to different sections on food prep: fire, water, air and earth
Him......Audible should change this question
Ha, yes, it inspired me to start taking on some of the various cooking challenges that he did!
Definitely recommend this to anyone and I am probably going to listen/read some more Michael Pollan books.
This would have received a 5 star overall rating, but, that is reserved for 'Les Miserables', and other 'Great Books' - that is just me.
My wife had read this book, and she thoroughly enjoyed and benefitted from listening to Mr Pollan's narration.
Mr. Pollan has written and narrated a wonderful book. I and my family will benefit from what he has done.
Read it and find your 'inner cook' re-vitalized!
Pollan is attentive and careful, respectful and earnest in his investigation of the different food cultures he examines throughout this book. It was a joy to listen also to his voice tell the story of his journeys, complete with contextual accents preserved.
Someone who enjoys information less and flowery empty prose more.
The story might be good but I keep just groaning in remorse as he once again mounts the steed of unimaginitive thesaurus work to inflate a decent set of words into somehow literary artistry.
He normally fails and honestly after 2 hours he was giving me anxiety like watching an overconfident middleschooler give a book report.
I enjoyed the omnivores dilemma, and botany of desire was great
Final note as a southerner: He does not get barbecue, and his ridiculous parable of a chinese farmer inventing roasted meat was obnoxiously mentioned too often.
All I want is to be enraptured about a subject like bill bryson. Random year in the 1900's, this old house, that worlds fair....but somehow its interesting. This book is taking one of the most interesting premises, cooking, and manages to crush it to a dry mouth powder.